Running to get away from the cold weather sure has its benefits.

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota has been named the fittest city in the country for the third year running, while Washington, DC took the runner-up spot for the second straight year.

The American College of Sports Medicine is the group responsible for the study, creating its list by analyzing policies in place within each city, resources available to citizens, access to healthcare, disease rates and prevalence of healthy behavior.

The fittest cities in America

1. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
2. Washington, DC
3. Portland, Oregon
4. San Francisco
5. Denver
6. Boston
7. Sacramento
8. Seattle
9. Hartford, Connecticut
10. San Jose, California

The least fit cities in America

1. Oklahoma City
2. Detroit
3. San Antonio
4. Louisville
5. Memphis
6. Indianapolis
7. Dallas
8. Houston
9. Miami
10. Birmingham, Alabama

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